Saturday, March 7, 2009

I'm One Of Those Americans - David McGowan

My good friend David McGowan has been working on a very personal photo essay since last summer. He's been documenting garage sale culture in West Michigan as the economy continues to decline and people reevaluate what they truly need and what has to be sold. What's surprising is that as bad as things seemed only six months ago, the bad news has only gotten worse and there isn't a whole lot of hope that things will improve. At least not for a while. People like to say that when the country gets a cold, Michigan gets pneumonia, and that certainly holds true these days. Things are bad in the rest of the country and even worse in Michigan.

I'm One Of Those Americans
is respectful and honest and taps into our collective anxiety and resignation. What is frightening is that in this story, I fear we're only at Chapter One and that the rest of the story is going to be a whole lot worse.


Anonymous said...

it touched me

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